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Table 1 Basic characteristics of three repeated measurements of blood pressure and lipid profiles, and carotid intima media thickness values in the study participants who provided completed carotid data(n = 2244)

From: Differential effects of the changes of LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure on the risk of carotid artery atherosclerosis

  N %
Gender   
Women 1238 55.2
Men 1006 44.8
Current smoking 751 33.5
  Mean SD
Age, years 54.3 11.7
Body mass index, kg/m2 23.7 3.4
1st LDL cholesterol, mg/dL 139.8 43.8
2nd LDL cholesterol, mg/dL 123.0 43.5
3rd LDL cholesterol, mg/dL 129.9 39.4
1st Systolic BP, mmHg 125.0 20.2
2nd Systolic BP, mmHg 125.6 19.9
3rd Systolic BP, mmHg 126.0 19.4
1st HDL cholesterol, mg/dL 47.0 12.2
1st fasting glucose, mg/dL 109.8 30.6
Carotid intima media thickness, mm 0.74 0.24
  1. Abbreviations: LDL, low density lipoprotein; HDL, high density lipoprotein; BP, blood pressure.